Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for Test Scripting skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Test Scripting over the 6 months to 17 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Test Scripting (Test Scripts)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 91 96
Rank change year-on-year +18 +5 -18
Contract jobs citing Test Scripting 16 9 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.32% 0.62% 0.97%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.59% 0.76% 1.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 14
Reading median daily rate £363 £400 £364
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.38% +9.97% -3.00%
10th Percentile £256 £307 £264
90th Percentile £600 £531 £475
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £375 £373
% change year-on-year -13.33% +0.67% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £36.00 -

Test Scripting is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Reading with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 1,009 1,178 1,521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 83.25% 81.69% 77.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 647 590 909
Reading median daily rate £400 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.84% +1.88% -
10th Percentile £275 £225 £231
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 44 71
Reading median hourly rate £14.50 £20.00 £30.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.50% -35.28% +11.03%
10th Percentile £11.25 £13.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £55.65 £48.75
Berkshire median hourly rate £14.00 £18.12 £25.27
% change year-on-year -22.72% -28.31% +22.51%

Test Scripting
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing Test Scripting as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Test Scripting in Reading

Test Scripting
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Test Scripting in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Test Scripting in Reading

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Test Scripting also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Reading region with a requirement for Test Scripting.

1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 7 (43.75%) QA
3 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (37.50%) SQL
4 6 (37.50%) Oracle
4 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
5 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
5 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (25.00%) SOAP
6 4 (25.00%) XML
6 4 (25.00%) Java
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
6 4 (25.00%) Finance
6 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
6 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
6 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
6 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
7 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
7 3 (18.75%) BDD
7 3 (18.75%) API Design
7 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
7 3 (18.75%) Oracle Cash Management
7 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
7 3 (18.75%) REST
7 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
7 3 (18.75%) TDD
7 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure

Test Scripting
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (12.50%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (12.50%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (18.75%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) Azure Data Factory
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) Firewall
1 3 (18.75%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 4 (25.00%) SoapUI
2 3 (18.75%) MSI
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 2 (12.50%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Analyst
1 7 (43.75%) Test Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Analyst
2 4 (25.00%) Integration Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Automation Test Analyst
3 3 (18.75%) Test Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Risk Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Test Manager
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Integration Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Test Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) SOAP
1 4 (25.00%) XML
2 3 (18.75%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Smart Meter
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk
3 1 (6.25%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Unix
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Defect Management
3 4 (25.00%) System Integration Testing
3 4 (25.00%) Test Automation
3 4 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 3 (18.75%) API Design
4 3 (18.75%) BDD
4 3 (18.75%) Functional Testing
4 3 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (18.75%) Scenario Testing
4 3 (18.75%) TDD
5 2 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 2 (12.50%) Credit Risk Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Data Modelling
5 2 (12.50%) Economics
5 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
5 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
2 4 (25.00%) Java
3 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (31.25%) SC Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) Degree
4 2 (12.50%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) QA
2 2 (12.50%) Basel II
2 2 (12.50%) IFRS
2 2 (12.50%) IFRS 9
3 1 (6.25%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
1 3 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 1 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Oracle
2 3 (18.75%) HP
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) VMware
3 2 (12.50%) Lumension
3 2 (12.50%) McAfee